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It’s the oldest joke about the American conservative movement: “What do you call the one black guy at CPAC? The keynote speaker.” Every year, the Conservative Political Action Conference (sponsored by the American Conservative Union) tries to show it is not racist by propping up token non-whites to speak about “leaving the Democrat plantation” to vote Republican. Every year, CPAC bans race realists even from the audience, presumably so reporters won’t call the conference “racist.” Every year, liberal reporters go to CPAC, take pictures of eccentric people, and write insulting articles anyway. CPAC never learns.

This year, the farce is especially rich. CPAC’s 2021 theme is “America Uncancelled.” “So You’ve Been De-Platformed. What Now?” asks one panel. There’s another called “The Left’s Assault on a Free People: How Government, Big Tech, and Media Are Colluding to Deprive Us of Our Humanity.” Senator Ted Cruz will talk about “cancel culture.”

In my view, “cancel culture” is not criticizing, primarying, or voting against politicians. It is when powerful institutions fire or deny services or platforms to people, often because a vocal minority demands it. Antifa often take credit for “cancellations” but their efforts would mean nothing if they were not publicized. Journalists are therefore the true commissars of cancel culture. Anything they ignore has no impact.

Republicans, especially Trump supporters, understand the problem. A recent poll from Echelon Insights found that GOP voters thought “liberal bias in the mainstream media” was one of the country’s most important problems. Seventy-five percent of Republicans were “extremely” or “very” concerned about it; Donald Trump voters even more so.

If a politician or activist group wants to win the Republican base, the best course is to defy the media. We’ll see if CPAC’s sponsors and organizers have learned their lesson. I expect not. Antifa-supporting journalists will soon be boasting about getting CPAC media credentials.

However, CPAC has a deeper problem than naiveté about the media. Conservatives won’t talk about race. I have been in meetings in which sponsors debated the CPAC agenda. Once, I asked about putting on a panel on immigration, demographics, and the Republican Party’s future. This somehow became a panel on how Republicans can win the Hispanic vote. Defending white interests or opposing the great replacement are unthinkable to movement conservatives.

It truly bothers conservatives that their supporters are mostly white. At the same time, they are patronizing to non-white conservatives, and “outreach” often makes things worse. Race realists don’t tip-toe around race. We understand that race doesn’t entirely define a person, but we know that racial consciousness is part of everyone’s identity. This makes it easier to get along with non-whites, including non-white conservatives. We don’t talk to non-whites as if they were small pets.

Movement conservatives hate white consciousness, but fall all over themselves pandering to non-white conservatives. They support them because they aren’t white, and the condescension bleeds through. They claim to oppose identity politics but practice it in the most ineffective way possible. Pardoning rappers or reminding people about Southern Democrats in the 1860s isn’t going to win black voters. It probably offends many of them.

The conservative movement promotes blacks such as Mia Love, Tim Scott, or J.C. Watts far more than their accomplishments would merit. This looks phony and it backfires when onetime Republican leaders such as former GOP chairman Michael Steele or General Colin Powell later criticize the party for not doing enough for blacks.

GOP Chairman Michael Steele speaks during the Republican National Convention in 2008. (Harry E. Walker / MCT) (Credit Image: © Harry E. Walker / MCT / ZUMAPRESS.com)
GOP Chairman Michael Steele speaks during the Republican National Convention in 2008. (Harry E. Walker / MCT) (Credit Image: © Harry E. Walker / MCT / ZUMAPRESS.com)

Blacks don’t need whites’ permission to “leave the Democratic plantation,” or slick videos about blacks praising capitalism. Blacks, like whites, mostly vote for whomever represents their interests. The Democrats offer blacks affirmative action, more government spending, and incessant coddling. GOP support for “limited government” can hardly compete. Blacks aren’t acting illogically by voting for Democrats. If anything, whites are acting illogically by letting Republicans take us for granted.

Race realists would probably be better at winning non-white voters than Republican strategists. We would at least avoid disasters because we don’t lie to ourselves about what blacks believe. Many blacks distrust scientific experts, support racial nationalists like Louis Farrakhan, and have no special love for Israel. Half of them have a positive view of the Nation of Islam. Many blacks also believe fantastic conspiracy theories that make QAnon seem sober and realistic.

CPAC organizers probably don’t know this. Thus, in their desperation to find black speakers, they invited Marshall Daniels, aka Pharaoh Aten, aka “Young Pharaoh.” CPAC put him on the program as a “Philosopher, Scholar, Musician.” Why invite Young Pharaoh? I suspect it was because he has spoken about why the Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan. He also sued Alphabet (Google) for violating his right free speech. Young Pharaoh considers himself a teacher, and has an online quasi-university.

 
(Credit Image: © SMG via ZUMA Wire)
(Credit Image: © SMG via ZUMA Wire)

The title of the late Jerome Tuccille’s book about libertarianism was called It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand. For conservatives, the same could be said of Rush Limbaugh. Neocon or paleo, white advocate or “movement conservative,” Christian or agnostic, capitalist or protectionist, it’s hard to find anyone on the Right who didn’t spend some time listening to the EIB Network.

I began listening in high school. No one told me about Rush Limbaugh. I wasn’t politically active. I just found him scanning the stations, as I imagine most others did.

Rush (I can’t help calling him “Rush”) was always on in the background during my first job in the conservative movement. Later, I’d go to work for the man who helped write his second book, See, I Told You So. For more than a decade in “the movement,” someone would email me at least one Limbaugh clip a week. These people would have wildly divergent views, but they all listened to him. I never thought about it at the time, but Rush Limbaugh shaped the ideological sphere that I worked in. Without him, no conservative movement, and without a conservative movement, no me — or those like me.

However, I never read Rush’s books, I never considered myself a “dittohead,” I wasn’t a dutiful listener, I never called in, and I didn’t even know Rush Limbaugh had a TV show until, for some reason, I read Al Franken’s subtly titled Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. But he was just always there. For those who truly were fans, it must seem as though a planet has vanished.

When I heard he had died, I was astonished that it actually hurt — as if I knew the man. Rush had the skilled host’s ability to forge a real connection with his listeners. It felt like I knew him. He was the soundtrack for a young adulthood spent in conservatism. Older conservatives must feel this more intensely.

Robert Hampton accurately notes that Rush Limbaugh was the rare figure who could unite most of the Right. We can tie ourselves into ideological knots trying to explain this, but I think his secret was simple. He really had “talent on loan from God.”

It wasn’t about ideology. His ability to inform and entertain was why, during any long drive between the hours of noon and three, I’d find myself desperately searching for whatever station was carrying Rush. He had to be there somewhere. He’d make a road trip bearable.

Radio is hard work, and Rush Limbaugh was a master with a voice made for it. He somehow managed to use brutal humor with just enough irony that he didn’t sound angry. He sounded like he was having a good time, and therefore, listening to him was a good time.

You truly appreciated his artistry if you tried the competition. When Al Franken tried to start liberal talk radio with “Air America,” it was embarrassing. The message was awful, of course, but that wasn’t the problem. It was the dead air, awkward pauses, and lack of preparation. Bad radio, just like bad conversation, is painful to sit through.

Credit Image: © Mariela Lombard/ZUMA Press
Credit Image: © Mariela Lombard/ZUMA Press

But it wasn’t just talent. Radio seemed to come so easily to Rush because he clearly worked hard for every program. That in itself is a lesson for success no matter what your calling.

Still, we have to ask two questions: What did Rush Limbaugh do with his incredible power and what will happen to the conservative movement now?

On race, Rush Limbaugh went about as far as you can go and stay on the air. I recall several attempts to get him kicked off or go after his advertisers because of “offensive” comments. He always survived. It wasn’t just because his assistant “Bo Snerdley” (James Golden) was black, but because Limbaugh had a way of talking about racial differences that was politically incorrect but dodged the core issue.

Rush would cover racial double standards, crime, drugs, and immigration (the last, far too late in his career), but would rarely talk about race explicitly. Part of his mastery was an ability to shift a conversation into “safe” territory after a dangerous beginning. He knew the limits. That’s a gift, but also a failing. What’s the point of having a platform if you won’t use it for something important?

What kept Rush Limbaugh from being truly mainstream was pointing out that the media were rooting for a black NFL quarterback. In 2003, he lost his job as a commentator at ESPN after he said black quarterback Donovan McNabb wasn’t that great. Now, journalists regularly tell us that Colin Kaepernick, who isn’t nearly as good as Donovan McNabb, should be on the field as a kind of moral duty. Some even compare the thoroughly mediocre Mr. Kaepernick to Tom Brady, arguably the greatest NFL player ever. If anything, Rush’s observations and the reaction to them were prophetic.

Oct 2, 2003; Philadelphia, PA; Hannah Sassaman with the Prometheus Radio Project protests against Rush Limbaugh outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where Limbaugh was the keynote speaker for the National Association of Broadcasters. (Credit Image: © Alejandro A. Alvarez / Philadelphia Daily News / ZUMAPRESS.com)
Oct 2, 2003; Philadelphia, PA; Hannah Sassaman with the Prometheus Radio Project protests against Rush Limbaugh outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where Limbaugh was the keynote speaker for the National Association of Broadcasters. (Credit Image: © Alejandro A. Alvarez / Philadelphia Daily News / ZUMAPRESS.com)

Despite his timidity on race, Rush Limbaugh drove people our way, especially in his later years. When, during the 2016 campaign, he read a Sam Francis essay on the air, it was like a gear shift for the movement. I felt goosebumps as I wrote a news story about Rush reading Sam Francis. Suddenly, this wasn’t “conservatism” anymore; we were “nationalists.” I can’t imagine someone like Sean Hannity making that shift.

But what did he accomplish? He helped create conservative media and a “movement,” but that movement didn’t accomplish much. Peter Brimelow argues that Rush was largely silent on immigration at a time when it could have made a difference. Rush connected with the American working man, but he told them to vote for the party of neoliberal economics, foreign wars, and faux populism. He was a safety valve, taking the justified anger of American whites and wasting it on unimportant battles.

There was the occasional offensive comment or culture war skirmish, but Rush Limbaugh never explained to listeners that the real issue is race. This is ironic because he lost his job at ESPN because of the race taboo. I suspect he really wanted to be “mainstream.” He made it and then lost it; maybe this cowed him.

 

Most Western media call Russian dissident Alexei Navalny a hero. Mr. Navalny is now in a Russian prison, and our most prestigious newspapers are cheering his anti-Putin crusade. These are official editorial statements from leading publications.

However, what’s most remarkable about the media campaign is its hypocrisy. It’s doubtful Alexei Navalny would be a hero — maybe not even a free man — in the “Free World.”

In 2007 Mr. Navalny made a video that compared people from the Caucasus to insects. To fight “infestation,” Mr. Navalny recommended not a “fly swatter,” but a handgun.

Mr. Navalny supported nationalist marches in the past (such as the 2006 “Russian March.”) He has called for stopping subsidies to the North Caucasus republics. The New York Times reported that he had spoken alongside “neo-Nazis and skinheads.” He’s called immigration far more important than Russia’s conflict with Ukraine.

Even on foreign policy — the reason the West gives for opposing Russia — he’s no Euro-toady. “Crimea is ours,” he said in 2014. He would hold another referendum in the territory to determine whether Crimea belongs to Ukraine or Russia, but he also said that he doesn’t see Crimea returning to Ukraine in the “foreseeable future.”

Mr. Navalny might be a more “nationalist” leader than Mr. Putin. He wants to control immigration, cut loose non-Russians from the Russian Federation, allow firearm ownership, and promote free speech. In the West, media demonize men who talk like that.

Whether Mr. Navalny would act like a nationalist in power is another question. What would probably happen is what happened to Ukraine after the “Maidan Revolution.” (That was a real insurrection. In 2014, Ukrainian protesters overthrew the pro-Russian government in Kiev. Democrats pretend that the tragic farce at the Capitol was an insurrection.)

Right-wing nationalists led the fight against Russia in Ukraine. One group was Right Sector, which saw the Maidan as just the first step towards a greater “European Reconquista” of the whole continent. Nationalists from around the world fought in the Azov Battalion, a once quasi-independent militia active in the fratricidal conflict in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.

June 23, 2014 – Ukraine –  Volunteers who have joined the Ukrainian government’s army battalion Azov to take part in the military operation in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions take oath of allegiance in central Kiev. (Credit Image: © Zurab Dzhavakhadze / ITAR-TASS / ZUMAPRESS.com)
June 23, 2014 – Ukraine – Volunteers who have joined the Ukrainian government’s army battalion Azov to take part in the military operation in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions take oath of allegiance in central Kiev. (Credit Image: © Zurab Dzhavakhadze / ITAR-TASS / ZUMAPRESS.com)

The nationalist Right is not in power in Ukraine today. The president is a pro-EU former comedian. The Biden Administration is expected to give more aid to Ukraine than Barack Obama did, including lethal weapons. In response, Russia could move to annex eastern Ukraine. That could start another white civil war, which would benefit no one except our opponents. Washington and Brussels would exploit Ukrainian and pro-white patriotism to serve their own interests.

I am not convinced Russia is fundamentally different. I’ve been to the Donbass People’s Republic. A pro-Russian team took me around some of the areas that suffered during the conflict in 2015. I knew it was a propaganda tour, but what was most surprising was that Russian propaganda is essentially no different from the West’s.

Paramilitaries told me they were fighting “Nazis” and “fascists.” They described marginal elements in the Ukrainian government (such as the Azov Battalion) as sinister threats. Barack Obama’s America was something akin to the Fourth Reich. Soldiers in the field really believed they were fighting the reincarnation of the SS, not surprising given the ongoing celebration of the USSR’s victory in the Great Patriotic War. I then came home to a country where a once-serious magazine, The Atlantic, was claiming that Russia heads an “Alt-Right International” that is more effective than the Comintern.

Feb. 2, 2015 – A funeral for an Azov Battalion soldier in Independence Square in Kiev. The soldier was killed while fighting in Eastern Ukraine. (Credit Image: © Igor Golovniov / ZUMA Wire)
Feb. 2, 2015 – A funeral for an Azov Battalion soldier in Independence Square in Kiev. The soldier was killed while fighting in Eastern Ukraine. (Credit Image: © Igor Golovniov / ZUMA Wire)

The truth is that both countries act like Republicans and Democrats in the United States, each claiming their opponents are the “real racist.” Still, I hope Donbass and eastern Ukraine remain free of the “Western” orbit. “Our” leaders are the greatest threats whites face. The liberal world order sustained by American power might liberate Ukraine from Russian domination, but it would then make sure that the “last bastion of whiteness” would be no more.

National leaders always fight over economic and territorial interests. However, in modern democracies, leaders drape these squalid fights in moralistic and idealistic terms. Thus, we have Western media telling us Mr. Navalny is a freedom fighter — so long as he stays in Russia.

 

The New York Times is hostile to free speech. Last year, it published a column with the title “Free Speech is Killing Us.” Nor is the Times friendly to whites. Onetime editorial board member Sarah Jeong complained — among many other things — about “dumbass f**king white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.” You get used to “The Grey Lady’s” quirks, but even I was shocked when she toyed with the idea of an official government “Reality Czar” to tell us what’s true and what’s not.

Apparently, too many Americans believe the wrong things. The Times worries that about 40 percent of Americans reportedly believe the “baseless theory that Covid-19 was manufactured in a Chinese lab.” Baseless? The Associated Press reports that China is restricting information, and last month, the Chinese stopped World Health Organization officials from entering the country. New York magazine discussed the possibility of a “lab leak” a few weeks ago.

Several “experts” explained to the Times how to protect us from “misinformation:” change social media algorithms so “civil rights lawyers” can tune them, use “de-escalation” (really re-education programs) against members of “extremist groups,” and apply a “comprehensive threat assessment” against “white supremacist groups and far right militias.”

These “experts” — mostly academics — don’t necessarily want a law that would let the government designate domestic terrorist groups because it might “end up harming religious and ethnic minorities.”

Even the author calls the idea of a Reality Czar “a little dystopian.” The czar would work with tech companies to manage content. It would be government censorship with a middleman. If the greatest philosophers still struggle with what is true and what’s not, I certainly don’t trust journalists and federal agents.

Perhaps the Times is right, and people can’t be trusted to make up their own minds. If that’s so, we should abolish voting. It’s dangerous if citizens can’t even be trusted to read the newspaper. If we need a “reality czar,” it would be simpler to scrap the democratic pretense and have a real Czar.

(Credit Image: © Yegor Aleyev/TASS via ZUMA Press)
(Credit Image: © Yegor Aleyev/TASS via ZUMA Press)

A few years ago, the late Christopher Hitchens bravely defended free speech in Canada, where it no longer exists. The law, he said, required that someone decide what people could and could not see. “To hell with that law,” he said. He asked if anyone in the audience thought he needed to be sheltered from books. No one did. Many people want to deplatform opponents, but no one wants to imprison his own mind. Could Hitchens give that speech today?

We need free speech not just because we value an abstract right. We need it because we are right and they are wrong on the most important issue in the world. The Regime is repressing white advocates. The justification is that this prevents violence. However, white nationalist terrorism is barely worth mentioning. The ADL’s report on “extremist terrorism” was mostly fabrication and dishonesty, linking “white racism” to cases that had nothing to do with it.

Some accuse Donald Trump and white advocates of using media to encourage “long wolves” to commit attacks. This assumes these terrorists can understand coded attack orders, but let’s accept the argument. Mass media and Big Tech companies have far larger platforms than we do, and all but unanimously support Black Lives Matter. What have we seen?

  • Riots and destruction.
  • A 30 percent increase in the murder rate.
  • Justifications of violence from movement leaders.
  • Horrifying crimes against white children including Cannon Hinnant and Tori Rose Smith.
  • Assaults on the police and, in at least one case, on white people in general because a black suspect was radicalized by watching police shootings online.

American Renaissance has a small platform, and the most powerful people in the world — the ones who control American technology companies — are trying to make it even smaller. Black Lives Matter gets media support and massive funding from corporate America. Who is inciting violence? Who has the power to do it?

It’s far more likely that the media incite black-on-white crime than that white advocates incite white-on-black crime. What we see is precisely what you would expect when blacks are taught to hate whites. Any given black person is 48 times more likely to attack a white person than the other way around. The New York Times will never tell you that, though in 2019 it wrote more than 70 stories about Emmett Till.

Blacks have much higher crime rates than whites and the government gives them privileges in jobs, education, and, increasingly, in criminal justice. However, the powerful tell us we are in a white supremacist society plagued by systemic racism.

 
(Credit Image: © Kevin Dietsch/CNP via ZUMA Wire)
(Credit Image: © Kevin Dietsch/CNP via ZUMA Wire)

The Regime on the Potomac has begun its campaign of repression. Media hysterics about “insurrectionists” and a vague Department of Homeland security bulletin about terrorism created an artificial crisis. Figures in the new Administration are eager to use state power against “racists,” even while they tolerate real crime. Add to this the concepts of “restorative justice” and “transitive justice” and we get the perfect recipe for anarcho-tyranny.

The “Ricky Vaughn” case is a warning. Douglass Mackey (his real name), now 31, was one of the 2016 campaign’s most effective pro-Trump Twitter accounts. On January 27, the Justice Department announced it arrested him for “conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.” The Department of Justice arrested Ricky Vaughn for posting memes five years ago.

Ricky Vaughn’s Twitter avatar
Ricky Vaughn’s Twitter avatar

The complaint is another tragicomic product of a collapsing system. It alleges that Mr. Mackey and his followers tweeted pictures of celebrities “in a manner that falsely suggested that the celebrities were supporting Candidate 2’s [Donald Trump’s] candidacy.” It also says that a small group used a #DraftOurDaughters hashtag, “which suggested that the Candidate [Hillary Clinton] would provoke armed conflict and draft women to fight the resulting wars.” Are we supposed to believe that Democrats never say Republicans will do awful things if they gain power? And that saying those things is somehow not legal?

The most serious allegation is that “Ricky Vaughn” and “co-conspirators” told people they could vote by text message. About 4,900 people texted the supposed “voting” number — whether they really thought they were voting or not. Here’s a liberal “comedienne” doing something similar. Is this a crime?

Despite the accusation in the complaint, this did not deprive anyone of the vote. At worst, it convinced foolish people that they had voted “by text.”

This was Donald Trump, Jr’s reaction:

Hilarious? I expect Donald Trump Jr. and his dad won’t find it “hilarious” if prosecutors cook up indictments for them for financial crimes.

The double standards are clear. The FBI springs into action over the “Capitol Insurrection” after failing to pay attention to BLM riots and a skyrocketing homicide rate. Prosecutors will charge hundreds of people for the Capitol riot, unlike their lenient treatment of last year’s rioters, looters, and arsonists.

No one should have barged into the Capitol. We must be very cautious about tactics and “optics.” However, what happened in Washington was far less serious than burning down a police precinct. I’m far angrier about the destruction of ordinary Americans’ businesses than people wandering around Congress. If we’re supposed to believe putting your feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk is sedition, what was it when leftist seized control of part of an American city and flouted state authority? What will the FBI do when it happens again? Kneel?

San Francisco: Police Officers kneel at Mission Police Station on June 3, 2020 after the death of George Floyd. (Credit Image: © imageSPACE via ZUMA Wire)
San Francisco: Police Officers kneel at Mission Police Station on June 3, 2020 after the death of George Floyd. (Credit Image: © imageSPACE via ZUMA Wire)

White advocates have good reason to worry. Homeland Security issued a “National Terrorism Advisory (NTAS) Bulletin” the same day the DOJ announced charges against “Ricky Vaughn.” DHS warned of a “heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks.” The rationale?

DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; [emphasis added] however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives [emphasis added], could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence.

This comes just days after the government mustered 25,000 Guardsmen to fight off an imaginary white supremacist army. Mobs that were supposedly going to swarm state capitols last month never appeared either.

And when did it become the DHS’s job to tell us which are the “false narratives?” Will the government issue an official American history? One of President Biden’s first acts was to dismantle President Trump’s “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education.” It was a “cornball” effort to build a colorblind civic nationalist identity around vague ideas, but the 1776 Commission at least tried to give Americans something to unite around. Joe Biden is sowing division.

 

Joe Biden says he wants unity. What he does spreads division. Mr. Biden is hardly a radical leftist by today’s standards, but that is because the ground has shifted dramatically. His current positions on immigration, race, and crime are extreme compared to his previous moderation. I believe he won the election because he campaigned as a blue-collar union Democrat who would work for jobs and infrastructure, and fight the pandemic. This scraped together just enough whites to push him over the edge.

Moderates who wanted to “Build Back Better” are getting a surprise. One day into the Administration, it looks like President Biden is going to pick immigration as his first major legislative priority. He has halted deportations for the first 100 days (with a few exceptions) and stopped building the border wall. His immigration bill makes the amnesty bills from George W. Bush and Barack Obama look tame. It includes a path to citizenship for illegals, an increase in “diversity visas,” and more loopholes to keep illegals in the country. He has replaced the word “alien” with the gentler “noncitizen.”

Even in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, President Biden caused a border rush even before he took office. His bill would not offer citizenship to illegals who came after January 1, but every amnesty makes a future one more likely. Why not take the chance?

Will Mr. Biden test the thousands scurrying across the Rio Grande for COVID? Illegals could spread disease and will make it even harder for Americans to find jobs. Instead of working with Republicans on COVID-19 stimulus bills, the Biden administration is picking a fight on one of the most divisive issues. When a president invites invasion, I find it hard to take him seriously when he talks about “insurrection” or “sedition.”

January 17, 2021, Chiquimula, Guatemala: Several Guatemalan soldiers block Honduran migrants at a police control in the city of Chiquimula. Some 9,000 Honduran migrants are crossing western Guatemala on a journey to the USA. (Credit Image: © Esteban Biba / EFE via ZUMA Press)
January 17, 2021, Chiquimula, Guatemala: Several Guatemalan soldiers block Honduran migrants at a police control in the city of Chiquimula. Some 9,000 Honduran migrants are crossing western Guatemala on a journey to the USA. (Credit Image: © Esteban Biba / EFE via ZUMA Press)

But let’s give the president credit: He’s attacking immigration with the intensity we thought we would get from Donald Trump on Day One. Of course, leftists are not satisfied. A Twitter account asking whether Joe Biden is “letting kids out of cages” is already getting tens of thousands of retweets. Unless he abolishes immigration laws entirely, leftists will say he’s not doing enough.

Mr. Biden has also ordered that biological men should be allowed to play girls’ sports. Some feminists criticized this because it destroys women-only spaces; in reply, pro-trans activists called them TERFs (“trans-exclusionary radical feminists”).

Males have advantages over females in most sports. They have more testosterone, denser bones, and larger muscles. Not surprisingly, the bestfemale” athletes in some sports are trans. Mr. Biden’s order will probably surprise liberal mothers who didn’t realize that part of a return to “decency” to the White House would mean letting boys compete with their daughters in sports and share their locker rooms.

In one MMA fight, a “trans” fighter cracked the skull of “her” female opponent. A man beat a woman while crowds cheered. Such a spectacle is sickening. If leftists truly believe there is no difference between biological men and women, it is proof of their fanaticism. For decades their fanaticism has blinded them to race differences.

April 25, 2013 – Schaumburg, Illinois. – Fallon Fox trains at her local gym. Fallon found herself in the spotlight after coming out as a transgender fighter in mixed martial arts. Born as a male, Fox underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a woman several years ago. She competes against women in the cage fighting sport. (Credit Image: © Sally Ryan / ZUMA Wire)
April 25, 2013 – Schaumburg, Illinois. – Fallon Fox trains at her local gym. Fallon found herself in the spotlight after coming out as a transgender fighter in mixed martial arts. Born as a male, Fox underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a woman several years ago. She competes against women in the cage fighting sport. (Credit Image: © Sally Ryan / ZUMA Wire)

Countless films, television shows, games, and other media show lithe, “badass” women beating down hulking men. Reality doesn’t work that way, but in modern America, there’s almost no difference between image and reality. We shouldn’t be surprised when people believe nonsense.

Transgenderism is the strange mix of subjective choice and strict legal codes of the American caste system. Technically, a person changes sex simply by saying he has. Then, “deadnaming” someone by using a former name or the wrong pronoun becomes immoral. A man does not have to have surgery or hormone therapy to be transgender. Presumably, a man who wants to play women’s sports can just say he’s a girl and the government says he/she can play.

Ellen Page was a liberal lesbian who fell for the Jussie Smollett hoax. Did she ever change her mind? She did about her sex. Now, she’s Elliot Page. The only obvious change was that “he” put on a baseball cap. Wikipedia and the media went along with it. For a joke, Canadian journalist Lauren Southern changed her sex by putting on a cap and people went along with that, too. Reality becomes parody. Of course, this means that Elliot Page is just another privileged white man. Let’s hope he knows his place and shuts up.

 

Donald Trump is gone. No storm broke. No reckoning came. There was no plan. In his place, a career politician assumed the presidency. Joe Biden muttered some platitudes. Most people have already forgotten them, probably including Joe Biden.

We’re told the inauguration was historic and dramatic. It was banal and boring. It celebrated mediocrity. It had about as much dignity as getting your driver’s license — which has more personal meaning.

Everyone has strong opinions about President Donald Trump. It’s hard to feel anything about President Joe Biden. Few attended his rallies or watched them online. He ran a modern-day front-porch campaign, as media and tech companies censored the opposition. He was a prop, a spectator to his own march to power.

The election was a referendum on President Trump. Many believe the election was stolen. You may be one of them, and you may be right. Some politicians and journalists accuse President Trump of attempting a coup, and they may even believe it.

Mr. Trump told his supporters to be patriotic and peaceful. The media have certainly soft-peddled that. But he didn’t march with his people to the Capitol. He went home. What was supposed to happen? His supporters didn’t know. I don’t think President Trump knew. What did Ashli Babbitt die for? Now, we can ask the same question about the entire Trump administration.

Maybe you still believe in President Trump. You say his allies betrayed him. You say he turned his back on a life of luxury that men dream of in order to save his country.

His supposed friends — from Michael Cohen to Anthony Scaramucci — turned on him, flaunting their dishonor as heroism. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and other Republicans were happy to use President Trump when they needed him, but once his usefulness ended, they dumped him. They tell us the president of the United States is the most powerful man in the world. Today, he can’t even send a tweet.

Perhaps you are less charitable. You may think President Trump betrayed you. You followed him to the end, even beyond the end. He gave Kim Kardashian more support than he gave you. The people who put their bodies on the line for him won’t get a pardon, but Jared Kushner’s father did.

When our rulers say “our democracy,” they mean the Regime that governs us. Whoever they are referring to when they say those words, it doesn’t include us.

The fact remains that if President Trump had told people to march on Washington, they would have. After years of failure, pandering, betrayal, and weakness, they still were willing to face armed men in his name. One died for him.

President Biden took his oath guarded by troops that he doesn’t trust. The FBI vetted every one of those 25,000 men to make sure they weren’t “white supremacists.” The people who tell us walls don’t work surrounded themselves with walls and barbed wire. Federal agents who let cities burn all summer are now arresting and humiliating those who had dared trespass in the “temple of democracy.”

Government, oligarchs, and billionaires ruin the lives of the people they don’t like while progressives cheer. Leaders of NGOs rage because teenagers can host podcasts and post on 4chan. CNN wants to shut down dissidents on YouTube because more people watch livestreams than watch their darling Brian Stelter.

Journalists who encouraged riots that left dozens dead tell us we have to stop misinformation. Regime media and its politicians want a “domestic terrorism” law that would stifle Trump supporters. The Daily Beast wants secret police. Journalists have been joined by volunteer commissars to hunt down co-workers, friends, and family who attended the January 6 rally.

Regime media use words like “traitor,” “sedition,” and “insurrectionist.” The sentence for treason is death. Do they want to kill people?

But what did President Trump actually do as President? Not much. In 2016, after the most remarkable, unlikely, and miraculous campaign in American history, President Trump governed like a normal Republican. He did not deport illegals, make English the official language, or tax remittances to Mexico. He did not abolish birth-right citizenship. He was not a “white nationalist.” He did not even eliminate race-based discrimination against whites and Asians.

President Trump was softer on crime than Bill Clinton. He was weaker on riots than George H.W. Bush. President Trump is leaving office not because he was strong, but because he was weak. He did not defy the “Swamp.” He couldn’t defy his son-in-law.

The “new” president is a man who was a political relic even when he was Barack Obama’s vice president. If 2016 was the “Flight 93” Election, we successfully stormed the cockpit and then pushed the control stick straight down. But let’s give Donald Trump credit: Whether he meant to or not, he did something no other politician, activist, or artist ever could. He forced the Regime and its servants to reveal themselves.

They no longer disguise their intensions. They tell us what they think of us and what they want to do. Please consider these headlines:

This tells us what journalists think the rally was about. I doubt it’s what any of the Trump supporters thought it was about. President Trump never praised American whites or offered a program for our benefit. He has done so countless times for other groups. Any “white nationalist” who supports President Trump is a glutton for punishment.

As a Trump supporter, I doubt you think you are a “white nationalist,” let alone a “white supremacist.” These words once meant something. Today, they are just smears, random noises journalists make to identify people they don’t like. People use words to maintain power. Our opinions would matter if we had power, but we don’t.

We can define ourselves however we want, but in the economy, at university, in the media, or anywhere in public, we can’t define ourselves. Those with power define us. And the people who have power say you are racist.

You’ve probably noticed that the people who lecture you about “white privilege” are some of the most privileged people in the world. Take a step back and see our situation for what it is.

 

Respectable political opinion in the West is mostly nonsense. Sometimes, even race realists become so used to the stupidity that we are like the fish who never notice water. Sometimes it takes China, a self-respecting civilization-state, to expose our elites’ silly beliefs and shameless hypocrisy.

American journalists and politicians are in a moral panic over last week’s events. The supposed “failed insurrection” will be used to take away American liberties. However, the demonstrations on Capitol Hill were far tamer than the riots in Independence Square in Ukraine in 2013-2014 or in Hong Kong and Belarus a few months ago. Most American media outlets, left and right, treat those events sympathetically.

Here’s how The New York Times covered Hong Kong in July 2019, when protesters stormed the legislature.

Nancy Pelosi called pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong “a beautiful sight to behold.” She may not have been endorsing violence, but you can’t blame the Chinese authorities for reminding her of it.

China also exploits what Mao would have called our system’s inherent contradictions. This is how China’s Ambassador to Grenada, Zhao Youngchen, described his government’s actions in the Xinjiang region, home of the Uyghur Muslims.

For a long time, the Islamic extremists in Xinjiang forced the non-believers to believe in Islam, enforced the integration of administration and religion, banned Uyghurs from holding traditional Uyghur weddings, listening to modern music, dancing and other cultural activities, discriminated against women, and forced women to veil and wear black robes . . . . All kind and rational women in western world, don’t you think the protection of basic human rights of Uyghur women by the Chinese government is commendable?

China isn’t oppressing the Uyghur minority or crushing its culture; it fighting for women’s liberation against religious fanatics. By their own standards, shouldn’t liberals be cheering?

Just a few days ago, China’s American embassy tweeted that its campaign in Xinjiang had “emancipated” Muslim Uyghur women.

Western media said the tweet was dehumanizing:

What’s wrong with that tweet? When abortion was legalized in Argentina recently, there were huge celebrations and favorable coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press. The latter called it a “feminist triumph that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis . . . .”

A woman cries after the approval of the legalization and decriminalization of abortion in Argentina, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 30, 2020. (Credit Image: © Matias Chiofalo/Contacto via ZUMA Press)
A woman cries after the approval of the legalization and decriminalization of abortion in Argentina, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 30, 2020. (Credit Image: © Matias Chiofalo/Contacto via ZUMA Press)

For years, American feminists have been dressing in costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale to defend abortion rights. The novel and television series are crude attacks on Christian conservatives who support big families. As The New Yorker reported, “WE LIVE IN THE REPRODUCTIVE DYSTOPIA OF ‘THE HANDMAID’S TALE.’”

October 15, 2020, Washington, District of Columbia: Protestors dressed as characters in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ protesting the ongoing confirmation hearings for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to fill in the vacancy left by the passing of Justice Ginsburg. (Credit Image: © Carol Guzy/ZUMA Wire)
October 15, 2020, Washington, District of Columbia: Protestors dressed as characters in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ protesting the ongoing confirmation hearings for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to fill in the vacancy left by the passing of Justice Ginsburg. (Credit Image: © Carol Guzy/ZUMA Wire)

According to American media, traditional sex roles, and large families are ominous, even dangerous. It’s especially scary when women lead conservative movements. Michelle Malkin accurately called the recent television show “Mrs. America” a “character assassination” of its subject, the late Phyllis Schlafly.

Other examples:

 
A makeshift monument for Ashli Babbitt is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 7, 2021. (Credit Image: © Gripas Yuri/Abaca via ZUMA Press)
A makeshift monument for Ashli Babbitt is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 7, 2021. (Credit Image: © Gripas Yuri/Abaca via ZUMA Press)

Anyone can see the footage. Ashli Babbitt was a young woman at Wednesday’s protests. She had no weapon, not even a stick. There were armed police in front of her and behind her. She posed no danger to anyone. Still, a police officer, apparently black, shot and killed her.

I never thought I’d say this, but Shaun King is right.

Joe Biden, allegedly quoting his granddaughter, said of Wednesday’s protests:

No one can tell me if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true. And it is unacceptable. Totally unacceptable.

That’s true. And it is totally unacceptable.

If BLM took over the Capitol, once the mob went home, congressmen would kneel in submission. Journalists would praise the takeover. Corporations would give billions.

It’s already happened. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, festooned in kente cloth, knelt for George Floyd. The Capitol Police knelt too. Washington D.C. symbolically renamed 16th Street Black Lives Matter Plaza. New York City painted a huge Black Lives Matter sign on the street just outside Trump Tower.

And we’re supposed to think BLM got harsh treatment? In what must have been millions of man-hours of rioting, how many people did police kill? Not one. Did they shoot outright looters or arsonists? Only with rubber bullets, and only a handful. So far as I can tell, police did not even open fire and wound a single BLMer — not one — even in the 300 cities with such bad rioting there had to be curfews.

The very phrase “Black Lives Matter” has almost religious importance. The NYPD, unable or unwilling to stop the crime wave, cracked down on people who desecrated the phrase. Saying “All Lives Matter” can get you suspended, fired, maybe even killed.

In Minneapolis, the mob burned down an entire precinct station. In Seattle, anarchists set up an “autonomous zone” that police broke up only after paramilitaries shot two black teenagers. Rioters destroyed an incalculable amount of property. That wasn’t just “stuff.” Behind countless looted stores were small business owners and their employees. If the lockdowns didn’t put them on the breadline, BLM did.

Homicides are rising in Chicago, Los Angeles, Jackson, Philadelphia, and many other major cities. There are several reasons why, but one is undoubtedly the “Ferguson Effect” on a mass scale. Police don’t think doing their jobs is worth the risk. Policing blacks is dangerous. They hate cops. It’s better to lie low and wait till you get a pension or just quit.

From what I can tell, journalists and the black “community” don’t care about crime and disorder, even though blacks suffer from it the most. Journalists, activists, and politicians have defended violent protests and property destruction. The media cheered while mobs tore down monuments to our greatest heroes, including, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. Not even the dead can rest in peace — not white men, anyway. Hapless conservatives think it’s about the “Confederacy.” When even Lincoln is no longer safe, it’s clearly about race.

So spare me the outrage from Tom Daschle, Dick Durbin, Andy Kim, Joe Scarborough, and others who lecture us about “sacrilege” and “desecration” because Americans trespassed in the Capitol. I’m far more offended at what’s been done to the memory of Washington.

 

For decades, progressives have been warning us about the religious right. There is no such outcry when it comes to the religious antics of Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock of Georgia.

He is senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church (EBC), which claims to be the “spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Perhaps this is true. Martin Luther King doubted the divinity of Christ and instead preached racial grievance. While EBC calls Jesus Christ “Lord” and believes in “eternal salvation,” this is its “Purpose Statement: ”[EBC] is an urban-based, global ministry dedicated to individual growth and social transformation through living in the message and carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ.” Like King, Rev. Warnock has trouble with women; his wife says he assaulted her. Rev. Warnock likewise allegedly winked at crimes by associates. King laughed and gave advice while a friend raped a woman. Rev. Warnock is said to have interfered with a child abuse investigation.

Less serious accusations have destroyed white preachers. Jerry Falwell, Jr. left Liberty University amid accusations of adultery. CNN, the Huffington Post, Rolling Stone and countless other publications celebrated. Ted Haggard and Jim Bakker were conservative pastors whose careers ended after sexual sins were revealed. Jesse Jackson lost no influence after his own affair and illegitimate child were exposed. Conservative pastor Mark Discoll left the church he founded after nothing more than accusations of plagiarism, and nothing as blatant as King’s.

Journalists attack conservative politicians with ties to pastors they call “extreme.” The Huffington Post, MSNBC, and others slammed Ted Cruz in 2015 because he spoke at an event with an “anti-gay” pastor. During the 2008 campaign, John McCain dumped Pastors John Hagee and Rod Parsley after journalists complained about them. Paula White, a Trump-supporting pastor, is also a frequent media hate-figure.

These ties were nothing compared to Barack Obama’s connections with Jeremiah Wright, who was his pastor for nearly 20 years and who presided over the Obamas’ wedding and children’s baptisms. The title of Mr. Obama’s memoir, The Audacity of Hope, took inspiration from a Wright sermon; the themes in Mr. Obama’s 2004 Democratic National Convention speech came from the same sermon. After videos emerged of Jeremiah Wright screaming “God Damn America” and other such things, Mr. Obama said, “I can no more disown [Rev. Wright] than I can disown the black community.” Rev. Warnock has said the “God Damn America” sermon was “Christian preaching at its best.”

Reverend Wright is a moderate compared to Dr. James Cone, a key figure in black liberation theology whom Rev. Warnock called his “mentor.” Dr. Cone praised “the willingness of black church people to think about the total reconstruction of society along the lines of democratic socialism.” The black church, in his view, was a vehicle for racial progress and tearing down whiteness.

His advice to blacks: “If God is white, kill God.” For whites: “There will be no peace in America until white people begin to hate their whiteness, asking from the depths of their being: ‘How can we become black?’” (Perhaps Rachel Dolezal was a disciple.)

In A Black Theology of Liberation, Cone almost explicitly called for a racial holy war: